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FLOBA INDICA.                                 121
suffulti, medio bracteola amplectente monita. Sepala ovalia, obtnsa, tomentosa.
Petala exteriora oblonga, obtusa, extus tomentosa, intus subglaHraj interiors ± bit.
viora, glabra, granulosa, dorso prope apicem tomentpsa, acuta,1 apice triquetra. Sta-
mina processu connectivi elongate late ovato tennkata. Oearia dense aureo-stri-
gosa. Fmciiis ignotus.
We have seen only two specimens of this? species, one in the Hookerian Herbarium,
the other in that of Dr. "Wight. The short axillary branches, bearing at their apex
one leaf with a cyme of flowers and a terminal bud, are apparently peculiar to this
species. The upper cymes are sessile and leaf-opposed. It shotddhe compared with
Uvaria sphtsrocaiya,, Blume, with which it may be identical.
10.  M. polyanthtun (H.f. et T.); foliis knceolatis yel oblongis
basi acutis et in petiolum subdecurrentibus apice acutis yel acuminatis
rigide coriaceis supra prater costam pubescentem glabris" subtus pal-
lidis pube molli brevissima ope lentis tantum conspicuaincanis^oribus
parvis in cymas *oppositifolias congestis.—Uvaria polyantha, Wall. Cat.
6467!
HAB. Assam et Khasia, Griffith ! Silhet, JPaUJ>—(v. *.)
Frutex verosiiniliter scandens. Ramuli flexuosi, glabri, cprtice nigricaate, rngu-
loso, lenticellis albis consperao; gemma fasco-pubescentes. ' Folia, forma etmagni-
tudine adn-odom varia, late knceolata vel oblongo-lanceolata vel lineari-oblonga, alia
3-4 poll, longa, 1|-1£ ^^ alia 6~8 P°u- ?onfiP» ^~3 ^ta* • .Petioli glabri, supra
profunde sulcati, Cyma numerosEC, oppositifolise, Pedwtculi tomentosi, abbre-
viati, 1-2 lineas longi, interdum vix ulli. Flores 3-7. Pedicetti brevissimi, baai
bracteis oblongis mioutis suffidti, medio nnibracteolati,- Sepala ovato-rotundata,
obtusiuscula. Petala exteriora - pvalia, i poll, longa, .extus tomentosa, intus mar-
gine et sub apice puberala; interiors conformia, fere dimidio fflinora, crasaa, extus
incana, intus glabra et scrpbicukta, apice breviter triquetra. Stamina, connectivi pro-
cessu cuueato-oblongo apicnlata. Ovaria strigosa, fhtcfvt ignotus.
11.  M. rufinerye (H.f. et T.); foliis oblongis basi rofandatie
apice acutis vel obtusis utrinque glaberrimis subtus pallidis, floribus op*
positifoliis fasciculatis.
HAB. In provincia Silbet!—(v. «.)
Irutex alte scandens, truuco diametro 8-4-pollicarii cortice nigerrimo, ruguloso,
ramulorum Ircvi glabro. Gemina aureo-pubescectes. Folia (MO poll, longa, 2^-4
lata> petiolo ^-pollicari, cylindrico, vix sulcato, tenuity conacea, eosta nervisgue
parallelis, subtus in sicco rufescentibus. Fasciculi florum sessiles vel brevissime'pe-
dunculati, 2-7-flori. Pedicelli (forsan nondmn plene evolati) i-pollicares,, aureo-
sericei, infra medium bracteola minuta Bquameeformi. Jlabastri minufi, viz lineam
longi, triqnetri, scricei. Sepala basi coalita, extus pnbescentia. Sfamtut processu.
connectivi ovali apiculatp,. Ovaria multiovulata. Torut conveio-conicus.
This is a very distinct species from any with which we are acquainted, but unfor-
tunately all our specimens have only very young bads. It will however be readily
recognized by the large size of the leaves, and probably by its small flowers; but from
the peculiar mode of development of the flowers in this Order, it is by no means easy
to satisfy oneself how nearly they have attained their full size. We found it in dense
forests on the banks of the Soorma river, between Silhet and Cachar, in Nov. 1850.
12.  M* prismatdcum (H.f. et T.), foliis ovalibus vel oblongis
utrinque rotundatis apiee in acuiaen breve graeile subito' prpductis
rigide coriaceis utrinque glabemmis supra lucidis subtus pallidis (in
sicco rufescentibus), floribus magnis axillaribus solitariis breviter pe-